Bloggers are chomping at the bit to get a look at the Fall Preview restaurants. Eating in Translation peeks into the Breslin (and Abbe Diaz has a written account that has it opening October 1), while Eater sneaks into Abe & Arthur’s (opening in the first week of October). Down by the Hipster also breaks the embargo on renderings of Abe & Arthur’s and gets a glimpse into Keith McNally’s Pulino’s, which, yup, is still a construction site. Easily the most informative of all are Metromix’s and Gothamist’s tours of the relocated Knitting Factory, which seems to have none of the lovable scrappiness of the old venue. Oh, and if you’d rather taste something from an upcoming restaurant? On September 14, from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m., Metromix will hold an event at the Bell House, “Hot Plates Live,” which will include small plates from Saul Bolton’s upcoming project the Vanderbilt, along with food from ten other recently opened Brooklyn restaurants including Latitude Zero, Calexico Carne, and Bussaco. Tickets are $15 (which you can buy here), and they get you beer, too!
A rendering of Simyone. Photo: Courtesy of Abe & Arthur’s